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waiting for a PIP appeal date

loueeezzzeeloueeezzzee Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi there . I am waiting for a PIP appeal date but can anyone tell me what will happen if I am sectioned again in the meantime please?


  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,989 Disability Gamechanger
    Very much depends on the facts of your case and whether you have someone to tell HMCTS and you maybe making a decision now about whether you would want the appeal to proceed in your absence. Very much something you need face to face advice on.
  • loueeezzzeeloueeezzzee Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks my daughter can let HMCTS know.
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering

    The tribunal can only look at the facts which applied at the date of the decision you are appealing against. As Mike says, there's also an issue about whether you want the hearing to go ahead if you can't attend - you have a better chance of success if you attend, but if you know you're not going to be able to, make sure HMCTS have all the information about why you cannot attend.

    If you've got worse since the original PIP decision, I'd recommend getting advice about possibly making a new claim or reporting a change of circumstances. This depends on whether you are getting some PIP already (but not enough) or whether you are not getting PIP at all at the moment, when it may be worth making a new claim.

    That's because the tribunal won't be able to take into account that you have got worse. They can only look at how you were at the date of the original PIP decision.

    Hope that helps, but as Mike suggests, if you can get advice locally from a CAB/disability advice service, that would be best.

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  • loueeezzzeeloueeezzzee Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi,thanks for the advice.
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